GARY, Ind. — Indiana State Police have a new weapon in the war on speeders and motorists who follow too closely on I-80 and I-65.
Indiana State Police Sgt. Wanda Clay now has at her disposal a laser device that not only picks up the speeds of two motorists in a row but determines how many seconds and feet they are apart.
She calls the device, “awesome.”
With the 300x magnifying scope on the laser gun, Indiana state troopers can spot speeders and tailgaters up to 4,000 feet away.
As Sgt. Clay puts it, “If I can see you, I can clock you”.
Using the radar gun, Indiana State Police can also take still and video pictures of the speeding and tailgating vehicles.
Sgt. Clay says speeding and following too closely are two of the biggest causes of crashes on I-80 and I-65 in Northwest Indiana.
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